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UPDATE | The entry-level MX110 and MX130 GPU product pages appear on Nvidia's website

Product image of the MX110. The MX130 looks identical. (Source: Nvidia)
Product image of the MX110. The MX130 looks identical. (Source: Nvidia)
The previously rumored MX110 and MX130 are now listed on Nvidia's website, and unlike the MX150 that they join these cards are Maxwell based rather than Pascal. Based on Nvidia's performance figures these cards provide around 38 to 63 percent of the performance from an MX150.

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UPDATE: After publishing this article originally claiming that the MX130 was based on the GT 940MX, we had a second source claiming that the MX130 was actually based on the Nvidia 930MX. The article was edited to reflect this. However, we are reversing those changes because today Nvidia clarified with us that the MX130 is definitely based on the GT 940MX. The 940MX has a higher core speed, faster memory, and support for a higher maximum graphics RAM.

There has been a steady release of new cards from Nvidia over the last few months, with the GTX 1070 Ti in the desktop space, along with the MX150, GTX 1060 Max-Q, and GTX 1070 Max-Q in the mobile arena. However, with the MX150 being the replacement for the older 940MX, there was a space at the bottom of the line up with nothing to replace the 910M, 920MX, or 930MX.

In October there were leaks and rumors of a planned MX110 and MX130, and a comparison page between these and the MX150 was set up here. Unfortunately, these two new cards aren’t based on the Pascal (GP108) architecture like the MX150 but are instead using the older Maxwell (GM108) design. Now that Nvidia has listed them as Maxwell cards on their website, it all but confirms the rumor that these are rebranded 920MX (MX110) and 940MX (MX130) [Nvidia has now confirmed with us that the MX130 is based on the 940MX - Ed.].

This is likely a tactic to escape designing a new product for the low-end while also reducing the likelihood of customers avoiding certain notebooks because they don’t want a GPU with a previous-generation product name. Rebranding is a reasonably common practice in parts of a product lineup where the profit margins are too thin to justify a new design, and the Maxwell based 940MX was still suitably handling the entry-level market, so we can understand Nvidia’s decision here.

Nvidia gives a performance score of ‘up to 1.5x’ for the MX110, and ‘up to 2.5x’ for the MX130, compared to ‘up to 4.0x’ for the MX150. The baseline 1.0x measurement is calculated from the Intel UHD620 integrated graphics, so these new cards won't be suitable for anything more than light gaming on older titles, but they would still allow for GPU acceleration. We expect these products to be available in early 2018.

Nvidia MX110 (Rumored)Nvidia MX130 (Rumored)Nvidia MX150
ArchitectureMaxwellMaxwellPascal
Shader Cores256384384
Core Speed965 - 993 MHz1123 - 1242 MHz1468 - 1532 MHz
Memory Speed1800 MHz4000 MHz6000 MHz
Memory Bus64-bit64-bit64-bit
Memory TypeDDR3 or GDDR5DDR3 or GDDR5GDDR5
Multimedia APIDirectX 12
OpenGL 4.5
DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.5
DirectX 12.1
OpenGL 4.5
Vulkan
Process28 nm28 nm14 nm



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Nvidia - MX110

Nvidia - MX130

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Craig Ward, 2017-11-22 (Update: 2017-11-22)
Craig Ward
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I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.